Friday, June 1, 2007

Show and Tell Friday



Ok, today's Show and Tell will be my mantel.

We have a "faux" fireplace and the mantel catches everything as soon as people walk in the door. So I decided to clear it off and start over . . .


Here is the before, the picture above the mantel was my Nana's (my grandmother). She was a great woman of faith and I am proud to have been her granddaughter. She passed away in 1994 before we had kids, but I know she would love mine. Ooops, sorry this is supposed to be about the mantel. Ok here it is blank.

Here it is with Stuff. . . please ignore the vaccum cleaner beside the mantel one of the kiddos had finished cleaning their rooms. I think the picture is too high. . . but maybe not.


If you would like to see more show and tell then head on over to http://kellishouse.blogspot.com.

19 comments:

Myrna said...

Lovely! Having the picture that belonged to your grandmother makes the whole arrangement special. I like the touch of red in the flowers!

Penless Thoughts said...

It is amazing what just the right pieces will do.
Susan

"Early Bird" said...

A beautiful mantle...and there is nothing in the world like Godly Grandmothers is there?
I noticed you have started another blog in my home state but no posts on it.
If you'll email me I will tell ya where I'm from
;)
email addy on my blog

Lady_MSnow said...

I love it...especially the picture hanging above the mantel. :)

LBP said...

That picture of your grandmother is so lovely! Your mantle looks beautiful.

Linda

Marci said...

What a great picture to have. I think it looks really nice.

Becky said...

You mantel is lovely. I want one! We don't have a fireplace but I have always thought of a faux mantle. Nice to know how well it works.

I went down and read your amazing adoption story. OH, it brought me to tears. Truly. What a great God we have. Isn't it amazing that He REALLY CAN and DOES give us so much more than we could ever ask or think? I think about that when I pray over something and I have my idea of how I think it should be answered. If I truly give it to Him He provides in ways so creative I never would have even thought of it. Just as if to say, "See, you can trust me, and I am so much more able than you think." I love God!

Thanks for the visit. It was a joy to be here. And your family is beautiful. I love the way you treasure them.

ellen b said...

The decorated mantle and picture are great. I'm also very impressed with the vacumn...that a child of yours actually used it and then brought it back from where they used it! :)

Kelli said...

Oh, that picture is just beautiful and I love how you have everything set up on your mantle. Very elegant. The roses are the perfect touch of color! My children vacuum their own rooms too. :0)
Kelli

Lyndy said...

How beautiful and something you will always treasure, especially since it came from your grandmother.

Have a blessed weekend.

Lyndy

Trudi M said...

Loved your comment to me about being a yard sale junkie. That's how I am with magazines. I'm always imatating AA.

Cheryl said...

It is a lovely picture. I love to decorate.... Me? I would hang it a tad lower, maybe make a hanger out of fabric and make it appear it is hanging from it.... or, place a wide/tall mirror on the wall, and place the picture leaning against it in the center. That way it would balance out the scale of the fireplace..... yep, I do this at friends houses as well. I'm such a pest~ lol

Sheri said...

What a special gift from your Nana! And, I definitely like the "after picture", best. Thanks for sharing this part of your home with us!

Lori B said...

I love it. It looks nice. I think the picture looks fine.

Mrs. C said...

What a nice thing to be able to share with your family and use to decorate your home!

Amber said...

Looks like it turned out wonderful! How special that you got your grandmother's picture!

Jenn4Him said...

You had a special Nana too! That is a lovely mantel.

Pam said...

The mantle looks great and the placement of the picture seems just fine. It can be seen well and its framed by the other objects. I must say I LOVE the color of your walls!

Julieann said...

What a beautiful picture of your Nana!!! Thank you for your comment on my show and tell too:)

Julieann:)